KSU Men's Golf claims Pinetree Intercollegiate title, Beck earns medalist honors

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KENNESAW, Ga. -- Sophomore Jimmy Beck notched his first career title on Tuesday afternoon as he and the Owls won the Pinetree Intercollegiate with a three round total of four-under-par, 860 at the par 72, 7108 yard Pinetree Country Club.

The team bested second place Ball State by 24-strokes, en route to posting the team's top 54-hole score of the season. Firing a 289-282-289, the men finished with all five competitors inside the top-10 including the top-three spots.

Beck led the Black and Gold with a seven-under-par, 209 that included a second round of 65, -7 that set the Pinetree Country Club course record. Finishing with six strokes in between him and second place, Beck becomes the fifth Kennesaw State golfer to garner individual medalist honors.

"I am very proud of what the team and I was able to accomplish this week," Beck stated. "Finishing under par as a whole this week was a feat in itself, and it shows that this team is capable of accomplishing anything we set our minds to do."

Senior's Ben Greene and Sam Curtis helped pace the team through the final round as Greene carded a 72, E, while Curtis carded his best round as a collegiate golfer with a 70, -2. With a total of 219, +3, Curtis recorded the top finish of his career while Ben Greene (215, -1) finished second for his fourth career top-five finish.

Austin Vick also recorded a career best performance after he tied for 8th, shooting a seven-over-par, 223. Vick posted one of the tournaments nine subpar rounds in the second round with a two-under-par, 70. Senior Peder Lunde Hermansson rounded out the scoring for the Owls with a nine-over-par, 225 for his second consecutive top-10 finish of 2012.

"Words can not accurately describe how proud I am of this team," Head Coach Jay Moseley said. "They performed brilliantly this week and did it with class. It isn't always easy to play well and win at home, but the guys executed and with a total team effort we defended our home course with a title."

Other Owls to compete were junior Jonathan Klotz who finished tied for 10th as an individual with a nine-over-par, 225. Carlos Segura Oliva finished at 24-over-par, 240 to tie for 60th.

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